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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Elements of Summer Home Tour

When Spring and Summer arrive with tons of sunshine and pretty flowers, I always want to add some pops of color to my home and a little bling to my decor.  
Come on in, I'm glad you're here.  I'll get you a glass of lemonade and show you around.

This spring I have been adding accents of tangerine through out the house, so of course the living/dining areas received a few changes. 
Use pops of color to add interest to a room



My favorite summer looks are crisp white, shiny brass, beautiful flowers and the subtle accent of a pillow with a touch of tangerine.  Just enough color to brighten up the room, but not so much that it screams at you.  
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This spring I added some black and white to the mix with some contemporary fabrics and patterns.  I think it gives a traditional room a fresh update.




I love how the sun shines in the dining area window, it always makes this such a bright and happy spot.


 I kept the buffet really simple, just a couple of hurricanes and a beautiful gold dish.
Dress up a hurricane and candles with pearls


 The hurricanes have gold leaf candles that I found at Ross and pearl sprigs anchored in coffee beans.  The coffee beans make the whole room smell so good.
Anchor your candles in coffee beans for looks and aroma

The dining table stayed pretty much the same, I just swapped out the wicker tray for a gold one.  I love this white swan, one of my favorite finds.
Add different elements for an interesting vignette


All this fabulous gold and sparkle is perfect with the bling I added to my chandy.  You can see that post here.  Who knew they had magnetic crystals, how fabulous are they !!!
How to embellish a simple chandelier


Across from the table is my favorite find.  An antique china cabinet.  I have had this piece since 1962.  It is filled with family silver and crystal.


 Standing next to the china cabinet, you can see thru to the kitchen/family areas, so they got a few touches of tangerine too.


.  You can see the family room makeover in this post and the breakfast area in this one

 Of course a little tangerine was added to the kitchen too, you can hear all about my happy tangerine rooster in this post


Thanks for the visit, I loved having you here.


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62 comments:

  1. I love your home Marty! Everything is beautiful! My eye went straight to those gold leaf candles! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Oh Marty, I don't think I've ever seen your china cabinet of glass and metals - pretty! It all looks great.

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  3. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love your home. Every detail is perfect! Hugs, Maria

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  4. So beautiful Marty! You always style your house up perfectly!

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  5. The touches of tangerine are perfect as is this whole tour!

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  6. Marty, your tangerine touches are perfect to usher in summer. i imagine where you live, most of the year feels like summer?

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  7. Your home looks beautiful … Happy Summer, Marty!

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  8. Marty, you have always been a master add changing just a few things to give your rooms a whole new and fresh look. I love the pops of tangerine that you added. And you're right - they don't scream at you.

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  9. Marty - your summer home looks so amazing and welcoming! I just adore the touches of tangerine (a fave color of mine) and your family and breakfast room makeovers are drool-worthy! Thanks for opening the doors to your amazing home!

    :) Linda

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  10. You have such a pretty home, Marty. I always enjoy your updates for each season.

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  11. Marty, Thanks for sharing your lovely home. The neutral colors are so relaxing and I love the pops of tangerine!

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  12. Just lovely as always Marty! You are such a gracious hostess, and I feel like I'm there visiting with you:-)

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  13. Marty, that touch of tangerine is just perfect for summer. Can you come and organize my home. YOurs is always so perfect and straightened and gorgeous!!! Do you clean every day!!! I should take "pretty" lessons from you! Beautiful home!

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  14. Very pretty and wherever did you find the magnetic crystals??????

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    1. Just google magnetic crystals. They're available on Ebay and most Chandelier or light repair companies.

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  15. Marty, your home is just lovely, magazine worthy! Thanks for showing us your beautiful tangerine accents.

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  16. So beautiful.....I love the touches of tangerine!! Have a great weekend :o)
    ~Des

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  17. Everything looks so pretty Marty! Love the pops of tangerine in your kitchen and the pillows on your couch are fabulous. You've created such a warm and welcoming home!
    Vanessa

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  18. Marty I get so excited when I see you post. I glean so much inspiration from your home tours. You have a classy style in decorating your home.

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  19. Marty, everytime you show your kitchen I keep looking at the brown you painted the walls behind your cabinets. Did you paint the whole room that color or just on the backsplash and the walls near the ceiling? I guess I'm thinking of doing the same in my kitchen, but although I have a bay window area that my breakfast sits in with lovely windows that let in tons of light, my cabinets are dark oak. I've thought about refinishing them to a light oak similar to yours, but I'm really not up for that job! Do you have a suggestion for a different color? Or anyone else out there have a suggestion. Right now the walls are a very light beige and due for a painting.

    BTW, just love your home and your decorating! Because I have a smaller home it's nice to see that you don't have to have a large home to have it look beautiful and inviting!

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  20. So pretty Marty! I love the colors! I am way behind on all the tours for this week...I better get reading! Enjoy your weekend!
    -Shelley

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  21. Love your touches of tangerine, Marty! Your home looks lovely in every season, but I'm especially liking the way you've lightened things up for summer. Great job!

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  22. I love the new touches Marty, as always going thru your home is such a nice dose of lovelines! have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Lovely touches, Marty! You always have such great pillow fabrics throughout the year. I am really liking the tangerine color you've added in for summer.

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  24. Marty your home is so pretty. It is a happy home for sure. Love the tangerine color you have added for summer. Very pretty.
    Kris

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  25. Everything looks so pretty, Marty....Summer is a perfect time to add pretty color.

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  26. I am loving your touches of tangerine, Marty! How pretty for Summer! You are the Queen of chaging things up beautifully!!!

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  27. Marty, I really like your black and white pillows. Such a graphic punch to your sofa! I also like your use of gold as it gives a warm look to your spaces. It looks beautiful.

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  28. Your house is beautiful and you have the touch Marty! You made it happy with all that gold and yes, never thought gold would be Summery, but it is and I love it! The tangerine is awesome and very classy, indeed. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
    FABBY

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  29. Marty, I really like the black and white pillows and the pop or tangerine. Great look for Spring or Summer. Have a great weekend.

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  30. Marty,
    Your home is always inviting, dear friend!
    I adore the touches of tangerine in your home decor!!!
    Thank you for giving us a Tour of Summer @ A Stroll Thru Life!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  31. This is just lovely. I really love the addition of black and white for summer. Your home is lovely.

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  32. Looks great Marty. Isn't it fun to change a few things and have a whole new look? I love the black with the tangerine pillows on the sofa.
    Cindy

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  33. Marty, your home is so lovely and I love the pops of color you have added. Tangerine is such a wonderful color to use for summer, so glad that it has come back in style.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Mary

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  34. Your home looks beautiful Marty! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Kristi

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  35. you have a beautiful home marty. I have to come back later when I have more time and check out some of the links! I love seeing how others decorate!
    happy weekend
    xoxo
    vivian

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  36. Marty, something is happening again with your server.... or whatever it's called. I had lots of probs getting your posts for several weeks, then in May, I got every one for 2 weeks, now I'm not getting them again. Boo! I miss them and must go searching for them. The same thing is happening with BNOTP and several others of my favorites. Are you using feedblitz? Whatever, they are not arriving. That hurts your numbers, right? Vicki in Louisville KY

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  37. Such a beautiful home you have! Thank you for sharing!

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  38. Such a pretty and cheerful home. And Congrats to you again, I'm so happy for you.
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    House Decoration

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  39. Marty your home always looks fabulous...I love the touches of tangerine...so summery!!

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  40. Dear Marty - Your home is so beautiful and welcoming . . . just like you! It's the little things you do, the great vignettes, that pull it all together. Thank you for the inspiration dear friend and blessings to you,
    Patti

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  41. Your home is always pretty, Marty. Your grace and charm are obvious in the way your home says "Welcome, come in and join me for a visit. Happy Summer to you!

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  42. Hi Marty! Oh, your home is so beautiful and I'm loving your tangerine color you've sprinkled all through your rooms! I really do feel at home when I come to see you! Hope you're doing well and are keeping cool!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. Here from the DIY Showoff link party. :) I love the mixture of traditional style with modern touches you have going on! So lovely! :)

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  44. Your home always looks so beautiful and put together, Marty! I'm loving your touches of tangerine this summer...perfect pops of color in just the right places. You also have a great selection of new pillows in your living room.
    Mary Alice

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  45. I love visiting your beautiful home, Marty! Love the way you mixed traditional decor with contemporary fabrics....everything looks so warm, welcoming and elegant! You have a special flair for creating gorgeous vignettes in every corner of your lovely home:) That chandy is absolutely beautiful and I am loving the elegant brass accents in your decor! Thanks for letting us take a peek into your beautiful home~hugs, Poppy

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  46. Marty, I love all of your lovely summer touches. That pop of tangerine is so refreshing and perfect for the season! Your home looks beautiful.

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  47. Hi Marty, I love the tangerine accents you bring to your home. You are always so smart with fabric. xo, olive

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  48. I always enjoy visiting your home tours! You have great taste, and everything just blends perfectly together!!

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  49. Marty, I love how you've introduced tangerine into your rooms which is a perfect color for summer. I had no idea that there was such a thing as magnetic crystals. They look so pretty on your chandelier! Pinning your beautiful home! :)

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  50. Thank you for the tour of your beautiful Summer home! I love that you're always incorporating new colors that always work fabulously together! Your vignettes are always so inspiring, too! Happy Summer!

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  51. Classy and comfortable, you've got the touch!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  52. Your home is always so pretty Marty! Loving the tangerine!

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  53. Love that huge mirror on the wall!! Thanks for sharing your pretty home with us.

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  54. So pretty! Especially love that huge mirror! What a great piece!!

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  55. Your home is lovely, Marty, and I love seeing all of your summer elements incorporated into your decor. Have a wonderful week ~ mb

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  56. Your home is so pretty Marty! And so inviting! Your summer colors are perfect! Very subtle but beautiful!

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  57. Tangerine is one of my favorite happy colors! Your home looks great and I wanted you to know we appreciate you joining us for the tour! And yes, I'm behind visiting but I"m here finally! Have a great weekend!

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  58. I've just pinned this-I just love those happy cushions on your sofa!

    Thanks for joining the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. Hope you can join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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